A 37-year-old member asked:
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i want to know if some women's menstrual cramps can be so strong and severe it feels like a pregnancy contraction?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Severe - get eval: Get checked. Severe dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis.
Answered on May 2, 2013

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